Even if you didn’t get through the X-Factor auditions that happened in North Charleston in March, you still have a chance to make it on the show—as part of the studio audience. Simon Cowell’s reality show will take over the North Charleston Coliseum on May 21 and 22 for the very first tapings of the third season. That means Charleston will be the first city privy to whoever ends up replacing Britney Spears and L.A. Reid as Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato’s co-judges.


There will be two tapings each day—at 1 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.—and tickets are free. Go online to get them (you must be over the age of 12 though).

The show is slated to premiere in September on Fox.

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